Poems of the Week

Board Members Debate the Math Curriculum at New College of Florida

by Mark Raffman

“[T]he 110-acre liberal arts school… finds itself in the national spotlight, thrust into the culture wars after Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of six noted conservatives to its board of trustees…”
Tampa Bay Times

Old Board Member:
A theorem by Pythagoras? It’s ancient and it’s stale.
Who needs another dictate by a white cisgendered male?

New Board Appointee:
The end of “woke arithmetic” is surely now in sight.
We’ll study all the angles, just as long as they are right.